Other names: Harold
Locations in this story: Winterbourne Whitchurch, DorsetMilton Abbas, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetBalkansNorwich, NorfolkDorchester, Dorset
Story: Harold Cuff was born in Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset, on 18 Oct 1893 and baptised there on 24 Dec 1893 the son of Edward Stevens Cuff and Sarah Mary Cuff (nee Riggs). He spent his early life in Winterbourne Whitchurch until by 1911 he had moved with his family to Milton Abbas, Dorset. He later moved to Blandford Road, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, and from there he had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 10701). He served in the Balkans area and had received gunshot wounds following which he was discharged as being physically unfit for further service on 12 Nov 1918 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B40737 and a pension for life as well as the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star. He married Alice Harriett Williams in Norwich, Norfolk, on 18 Sep 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 18 Lorne Road, Dorchester, Dorset, working as a Storeman Clerk in the Roads and Buildings Dept. of the Dorset County Council. His death was recorded in Dorchester, Dorset, on 12 Oct 1970.